Scripture for coders…
How many times do we convince ourselves that all of the great ideas have already been done?
“All the marketable software has already been written.”
Of course it's not true. Technology evolves, needs evolve, new concepts spring from the ether, etc. This article is a great bit of inspiration when you find yourself feeling...well, uninspired.
“Find something in your life that is broken and write software to fix it.” The best software is personal. It’s something you need. It heals a wound in your life and makes you happy."
This guy gets me.
A nerd needs a project because a nerd builds stuff. All the time. Those lulls in the conversation over dinner? That’s the nerd working on his project in his head.
It's been a year now since I left my prior employer for much greener pastures. In going back through some old emails, I found one from a good friend I met at that job. The subject line was "for guys with bright feathers..." It simply contained links to two apropos video clips from The Shawshank Redemption.
Here's to you and the rest of my friends still doing time. The weather is nice here in Zihuatanejo! I'm going to leave an envelope for you guys under a keyboard that has no earthly business being where it is.
In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.”
Chris Hadfield is quickly becoming one of my new heroes. This TED talk is simply inspiring.
First, this is the sort of representation that the space program has been missing. How could any young child watch this and NOT want to grow up to be an astronaut?
Second, this is the most succinct breakdown of danger verses fear that I have ever heard - and it's coming from someone who should be no stranger to both.
…you don’t need to panic and go with your caveman reaction. The danger is entirely different than the fear.
On a related note, this video is simply epic - an absolute embodiment of the beauty that can come from the amalgamation of science and humanities.
This feels like every single project I was ever involved in with my prior employer...
The flotsam and jetsam of a techie mind...